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World War, 1939-1945 English
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Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace

A scrapbook of photographs taken by Corporal John Wallace of Winnipeg in April, 1940. The scrapbook is 9 pages consisting of 48 photographs, 2 of which are loose. The photographs depict Fort Osborne Barracks, Old St. Paul’s College, the Memorial Boulevard area, Gladstone MB, and fellow soldiers Wallace was acquainted with, as well as their families. The scrapbook is annotated and is accompanied by notes written by Wallace explaining some of the photos and those featured in them. Some photos are missing.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 2

Page 2 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photos consist of Portage Avenue looking west from around Vaughn Street, a rail line at Portage Avenue and St. James Street, troops in formation, and Mrs. and Shirley Gardiner. See general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 8

Page 8 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Memorial Boulevard (likely at Broadway, facing west with the Mall Hotel in the distance), a road outside Fort Osborne Barracks, and Corporal Wallace at the home of “The Dowlings” (likely on Beaverbrook Street).

Wallace, John

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